Executive Chef, Sr

Compass Group USA Inc New York , NY 10007

Posted 7 months ago

  • We have an opening for a Grade 16 position.

  • Location: New York, NY Note: online applications accepted only.

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation's premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia . Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world's leading foodservice organization.

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Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients. We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better -for-you" and the planet. https://youtu.be/wG6ki04lpuc

Short Description

Job Summary:

Working as a Senior Executive Chef will allow you the opportunity to work with GREAT people like yourself! The purpose of this job is to lead culinary operations in all areas of a unit insuring on trend, efficient, safe and sanitary food production. The Senior Executive Chef serves as the department head for culinary operations with in a unit/operation. Oversees kitchen operation and supervision of staff while maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment. Prepares or directs preparation of meals in accordance with corporate programs and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares or directs preparation of all food by the BOH culinary staff.

  • Responsible for people management to include hiring, coaching, counseling, training and developing.

  • Duties also include menu development, inventory, purchasing, labor and food cost controls, maintaining sanitation standards, include food production for cafs, retail operations and catering functions.

  • Responsible for handling, preparation and storage of perishable products.

  • Completes and utilizes daily production worksheets and waste log sheets.

  • Conducts daily meetings with team members.

  • Trains BOH staff in food preparation, safe handling, operation of equipment, food safety and sanitation based on RA standards and regulatory standards.

  • Establishes and maintains cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, storage and work areas.

  • Ensures that BOH staff follows and completes schedules as assigned.

  • Maintains inventory of food and non-food supplies to stay within established guidelines while assuring that necessary product is available when needed.

  • Plans and prepare menus for special events as may be requested by the Client.

  • Participates and attends departmental meetings, staff development, and professional programs, as appropriate.

  • Participates in meetings where department goals are established and implements assigned action plan to achieve expected outcomes.

  • Completes all daily, weekly or monthly reports as outlined in the corporate policies and procedures on a timely basis meeting all prescribed deadlines.

  • Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact.

Additional responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Participate in employee meetings and training programs

  • Conduct safety, sanitation and maintenance programs

  • Maintain food cost while ensuring quality standards

  • Maintain an active role in managing team developments

  • Manage purchasing and inventory controls

  • Performs related duties and special projects as assigned


  • Degree in Culinary Arts is preferred or equivalent professional experience

  • 5+ years demonstrated progressive culinary management experience

  • Must possess at least 5 years in menu development

  • Self-starter, innovative and ability to multitask

  • Maintain a positive attitude under pressure and motivate team

  • Must be knowledgeable on HACCP controls along with proper storage and use of food

  • Knowledge of budgets, labor costs, inventory controls

  • Strong leadership, coaching and training skills

  • Must possess a passion for excellence

  • Computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to lift, bend and carry up to 40 lbs.

  • Knowledge of safe and sanitary food handling principles

  • Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior

  • ServSafe or Department of Health certification a plus

Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functi

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